In Search of Core Stocks

Sarat Sethi of Douglas C. Lane & Associates hunts companies with long-term value for the heart of an investment portfolio

"Companies with pricing power, strong cash flow, and the ability to increase dividends and buybacks." That's what Sarat Sethi, portfolio manager and analyst for Douglas C. Lane & Associates, looks for as he prowls the market for core stocks. "Strong market share, great management, and the ability to reinvent themselves as well as maintain a strong brand" are also factors he takes into consideration.

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